We are an independent, charitable 501 (c)(3) non-profit governed by a volunteer board.
We lease the 143 acres from the City of Grand Rapids and use the land and wildlife as the perfect backdrop to provide quality environmental education and community programs that:
Educate our community to understand our environment, our heritage, and our connection to natural systems.
Engage people to actively use natural spaces and become stewards of the natural world.
Empower people to embrace nature, new perspectives, and sustainable practices.
The mission of Blandford Nature Center is to educate, engage, and empower our community to become stewards of the natural world that sustains us.
Our vision is to invigorate relationships with nature that lead individuals to transform their community and create a healthy, sustainable world.
Blandford Nature Center believes children and adults learn best through personal experience. Our job, and our passion, is to invite our community to get their hands dirty in nature – whether that be standing knee-high in water to learn about stream ecology or planting squash seeds to start a garden. – less